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Evolutionary Biology: Biodiversification from Genotype to Phenotype

Offers an up-to-date overview of recent findings in the field of evolutionary biology
An invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students
Richly illustrated throughout

By: Pierre Pontarotti (Editor)

409 pages, 40 colour & 28 b/w photos and illustrations, tables


Hardback | Jul 2015 | #225626 | ISBN-13: 9783319199313
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About this book

Evolutionary Biology presents 20 selected contributions to the 18th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, which took place in September 2014 in Marseille. They are grouped under the following major themes:
- Genotype to Phenotype
- Genetic Mechanisms of Diversification
- Evolutionary Mechanisms
- Speciation and Biodiversity

The aims of these annual meetings in Marseille are to bring together leading evolutionary biologists and other scientists who employ evolutionary biology concepts, e.g. for medical research, and to promote the exchange of ideas and encourage interdisciplinary collaborations.

Offering an up-to-date overview of recent advances in the field of evolutionary biology, Evolutionary Biology: Biodiversification from Genotype to Phenotype represents an invaluable source of information for scientists, teachers and advanced students.


Part I Genotype to Phenotype
1 Functional Mapping: How to Map Genes for Phenotypic Plasticity of Development
2 The Genomics of Sexual Ornaments, Gene Identification and Pleiotropy
3 Life’s Dual Nature: A Way Out of the Impasse of the Gene-Centred ‘Versus’ Complex Systems Controversy on Life

Part II Genetic Mechanisms of Diversification
4 Retrotransposons: Genomic and Trans-Genomic Agents of Change
5 Horizontal Transfers and the New Model of TE-Driven Genome Evolution in Eukaryotes
6 The Impact of Transposable Elements in the Evolution of Plant Genomes: From Selfish Elements to Key Players
7 Sympatric Differentiation and Speciation: Insights from Drosophila Studies
8 Mutation-Driven Evolution: Microsatellite Instability Drives Speciation in a Mammalian Taxon

Part III Evolutionary Mechanisms
9 Adaptive Diversification in Coevolutionary Systems
10 Structure, Interaction, and Evolution: Reflections on the Natural History of Proteins
11 Pollination Syndromes: A Global Pattern of Convergent Evolution Driven by the Most Effective Pollinator
12 Altruism, Religion, and Self-Enhancement in a Framework of Ad Hoc Evolutionary Adaptation
13 Investigating Trade-offs in Sexual Populations with Gene Flow
14 Promoter Order Strategy and Bacterial PspF Regulon Evolution

Part IV Speciation and Biodiversity
15 Genomic Admixture and Species Delimitation in Forest Trees
16 Apomixis as a Facilitator of Range Expansion and Diversification in Plants
17 Elopomorpha (Teleostei) as a New Model Fish Group for Evolutionary Biology and Comparative Genomics
18 Looks Can be Deceiving: Cryptic Species and Phenotypic Variation in Rhodnius spp., Chagas Disease Vectors
19 Forest Tree Species Traced with a DNA-Based Proof for Illegal Logging Case in Poland
20 Domestication and Genetics: What a Comparison Between Land and Aquatic Species Can Bring?


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